Geoffs Life After Work !

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107.5 FM Hervey Bay Radio

Today this community radio station had an open day and fundraiser in the hope of gathering some much needed funds for this mainly music station run completely by volunteers.I was impressed with the announcers who went out of their way explaining the run of the place . My Lancashire accent may just be a hindrance and I am seriously thinking of applying to do some voluntary work.Staff are very pleasant and helpful With us getting back on the road in February (stay tuned for some upcoming great pics of our journey The website could do with a bit of tweaking with some listener input. Heres hoping the station makes lots of money on this fund raising day Website is and they are also on Facebook and Twitter


November 17, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Boat Club and the Melbourne Cup Tuesday 6th November

Today was a great day we went in the Club at 10 am (the race was at 2pm !) After buying a $5 book of vouchers that got us reduced beer and food prices and a selection of raffle tickets PLUS a $3 mystery bet and a free scratch n match sweep ticket the day began !! We sat in the main lounge and a jazz band was playing to keep us entertained ( I,m not a fan of jazz BUT these elderly players were really good)playing Temperance Seven and sing along stuff .Upstairs in another concert hall a duet were playing old rock n roll music.The place was ALIVE and thru out the day we were kept busy with raffles/music/keno/pokies etc.For lunch I had a cheese board and it was just the ticket !! Annie had Prawn mango Salad.People around us were very friendly and chatty.At 4pm ish we were ready to go.Revellers were probably going to stay till club closing (the club has a free pick up and drop off bus service) Ive reached the age where I can no longer (like in my younger days !) spend all day boozing !!

November 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Melbourne Cup 2012 First Tuesday in November

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s major Thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as “the race that stops a nation”, it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) the first Tuesday in November.
The race has been held since 1861 (see list of Melbourne Cup winners) and was originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres) but following preparation for Australia’s adoption of the metric system in the 1970s, the current race distance of 3,200 metres was established in 1972. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.31 ft), and Rain Lover’s 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3min 16.3sec. At this moment in time The government are in the process of curbing pokie (one armed bandits) machines because of the hight rish of gambling addiction ,and yet this race alone takes in millions of dollars EVERYONE is encouraged to “have a bet” even school kids are allowed to watch the race during lessons ! Very contradictory eh? Being a responsible adult (yeah right !) we start our day at 10 am in The Boat Club and entertainment,dining and boozing will spread across 4 0r 5 hours until after the race SO? Cheers and Australians all have agreat winning day

November 3, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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